Office Administration

All offices need organized and well-trained office administrators to keep them running smoothly. To succeed in this fast-paced and demanding job, you need the right combination of skills and training.
 
The Office Administration program at Reeves College trains students in office procedures and best practices, business communications, common office and accounting software, keyboarding, computer skills, and customer service skills. Students gain on-the-job experience over the course of a five-week practicum placement in a real-world business setting.


This program is 27 weeks in length.

Job Opportunities

  • Office Administrator     
  • Office Assistant     
  • Administrative Officer     
  • Administrative Services Coordinator     
  • Liason Officer     
  • Office Manager
"Reeves College gave me the skills that employers in my field are looking for. The college also helped me by providing encouragement to reach my goals."

Charlene B., Reeves College Graduate

Program Courses

Code Course description
OSK4Office Skills
This course is designed to impart the knowledge and skills that are essential to successfully work in today's office environment. The course deals with the challenges when working as an administrative assistant covering a wide range of topics ranging from duties, the changing workplace, office politics, ethics, and attitude to organizing time and organizational structure.
EOS4Executive Office Simulation
This course helps prepare students for the real world of office work. It provides a simulated office environment where students can practice the skills learned in previous courses.
BEP4Business and English Proofreading
In this course, students will develop and essential English skills through review and application of basic grammar and punctuation principles necessary for successful workplace communication. Students will also learn to proofread business communication as a three-step process that includes reviewing copy once for format, once for content and mechanical errors, and once for references and numerical text. Throughout the process, students will learn and apply standard proofreading symbols.
EBW4Effective Business Writing
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe business communications in today’s workplace; communicate in teams using listening, nonverbal and meeting skills; plan, write and review various types of business messages; communicate effectively using memos, email, letters and instant messages; create business reports and proposals; plan, write and deliver oral presentations.
SSS4Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice. Students will also prepare a professional resume and learn how to write effective cover letters.
MOT4Microsoft Outlook
This course explores information using Microsoft Outlook. It will present the MS Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of an email application, scheduling, calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding and managing messages. This course relies heavily upon hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
MSW4Microsoft Word
The main objective of the first part of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Word. In the second segment, this course will go further to introduce students (as experienced users) to some advanced features of Word in order to produce professional documents, manage large files, work with web documents, collaborate with others, or merge data together.
MSE4Microsoft Excel
The main objective of the first level of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel. In the second level of this course, students will begin with a review of the basic operations and then move to more advanced topics that include working with functions, customizing formatting, using drawing tools, hyperlinks, data tools, databases, cell formatting, drawing objects and customizing charts.
MSA4Microsoft Access
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Access. Students learn how to create tables and forms and how to search for data, sort and filter data, and create and modify queries. Reports and charts can be created using the data.
MSP4Microsoft PowerPoint
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
AFA4Accounting Fundamentals I
This module is intended to provide students with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting as a means to understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Students are introduced to double entry bookkeeping including debits and credits, assets, liabilities, equities, journalizing transactions, posting of accounts to ledgers, and preparing a trial balance. Students are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.
PRAC100Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable "real world" experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory. (PR: All coursework)
CES4Career and Employment Strategies
Students will have the use of our Job Search lab which has unlimited access to the Internet, a job search resource library, fax machine and a phone for contacting prospective employers with their resumes. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques, and to carry out mock interviews. Students will review core program concepts and learning in order to market their skills effectively.
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